“This refined Pinot Gris displays deep aromas of pear and spice. The palate is superbly concentrated and well balanced with rich flavours of pear and lychee. It combines subtle sweetness with balanced acidity and has a long succulent finish.”
The grapes for this wine were picked from Pinot Gris vines planted at our Sturkenboom vineyard in Hope. The vines were cropped very lightly to ensure deep concentration of flavour and body. We very diligently removed all leaves from around the bunches and removed by hand any slow to ripen bunches. This was in order to intensify the Pinot Gris flavours in all the remaining berries. On 28th March the clean ripe bunches were picked by hand. Hand picking allows us to achieve a highly aromatic pinot gris.
The grapes were not destemmed but whole bunch pressed in order to fully capture the pure fruit flavours of the berries. The juice was handled gently and reductively in the winery where it underwent a cool fermentation in stainless steel leaving a balanced 28gm/l of residual sugar.
- – 5 Stars (94 Points) – Sam Kim, Wine Writer
- 4.5 Stars – Winestate Magazine, November 2015
- 4.5 Stars – Yvonne Lorkin, Wine Writer
- – Gold Ribbon (95 Points) – Bob Campbell, Master of Wine
…This is seriously good and immensely delicious. The bouquet shows opulent aromas of tropical fruit, yellow peach, baked pear and exotic flowers, which lead to a ripe and concentrated palate that’s richly textured with elegant sweetness and perfectly pitched acidity…Sam Kim
…consistently top label once again produces an impressively concentrated, almost luscious Pinot Gris with tree-fresh peach and pear flavours and a hint of spice/anise on its lingering finish…Bob Campbell
Master of Wine
…A noticeably more mineral and floral expression with a chalky almost sandy soil layer, white flowers then crisp yellow and red apple, pear and a splash of quince…Cameron Douglas